Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Old Barn

This barn isn't actually that old. It was rebuilt using old barn wood from a barn that had been torn down. This building was on the property along with the old house that we shot last week in Monroe and I will say that it was a great photo opportunity. I think that I got it from every possible angle ;-)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Looking Back...

 at the wonderful garden at Overland Park Arboretum. All so beautiful....one of my favorite places.
 Taking a sip
 Never met a park bench that I didn't love!
 Fritillaria  on a purple flower
 Pink cone Flower (Echinacea) 
 Very unusual and beautiful yellow cone flower
This is a great birdbath and I would love it in my backyard.

Friday, July 22, 2016

River Raisin

The area where we had our photo shoot in Monroe was next to the River Raisin. It was so beautiful there....very peaceful and serene.....a perfect summer evening.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fun With Cameras

 We had a great time last night with our photography group shooting these old buildings in Monroe. Thanks Jeff for taking us and thanks for the photo below.

Oldest Wooden Structure in Michigan

 In Monroe, Michigan

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Good Day

Just checking in with everyone to say I am happy that my long month of doctor appointments and tests are almost over. One more appointment on Tuesday and I can relax the rest of the summer.
My granddaughter is arriving in one week and we have lots of plans for her two week visit. Just hoping it cools down a little because we both hate hot weather. Love having her here and plan on getting her together with her cousins as well.
Tonight we have a photo shoot.....I haven't been out with my photography group for quite some time. We are headed down to Monroe to photograph the oldest building in Michigan. Will post some photos tomorrow.
I feel bad that my brother is not coming to visit this summer. I hope to get to Ohio to see them in the fall. I guess that I am just used to their visit so I am feeling sad.
Had bad news this morning. My son-in-law posted on my facebook page that the nature center at Huntington Beach State park burnt to the ground last night. The animals that were in there all perished as well. I love that area and always stop by to the bird feeding station....that's where I see the Painted Bunting every Spring. I hope that the State of SC can give them money to rebuild. They think the building may have been hit by lightening....still investigating. I bet the campers had quite the show at 3am.link:
I've decided that the whole month of August, I am doing nothing but fun stuff.....make the most if the dog days.
Has everyone been watching the convention? What a fiasco! Late at night my son texts me and we discuss the events....Dems next week.
Have a great day everyone.

Monday, July 18, 2016

National WWI Museum

 I really appreciated the WWI Museum....everything was displayed so well and there was a lot to see. I didn't take a lot of photos because of the lighting. Before we went, I read up on some history of the war because I was really rusty on my history and I think that it made it more enjoyable for me.

 Fields of poppies

 I loved all the war posters!

 This is really hard to see.....it was like a diorama in the front with a huge movie screen behind which told the story of the war......very interesting.
The museum is really worth seeing if you are ever in the Kansas City, Mo. area.